Beautiful Climbing Orchids

Orchids are one of my favorite flowers! So when I saw that it was a stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog, I was super excited!  A few weeks ago I shared a beautiful card showcasing this set on some Wood Texture Designer Paper. Well today I want to share another fun card idea with this set. This time I went for a softer look. This card also showcases a fun embossing folder technique! I hope you enjoy it!

Start with a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. I cut out a larger sized oval from the center (using oval framelits)…this is an optional step. The project will be beautiful even if you don’t cut out an oval in the center.Next, grab one of your favorite embossing folders….my choice was the new Garden Trellis folder. Take the Powder Pink stamping pad, open up your embossing folder, and ink up the top part of the folder. You want to ink up the “smoother” part of the embossing folder (typically the top part) so that when you put your paper in the folder it “pushes” the ink in the background of the embossed images. So you will notice the trellis design stays white but there is pink ink in the background. I just open up my ink pad and tap it right onto the embossing folder as shown.

Once you have finished inking up the embossing folder, lay your 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of paper on the bottom part of the folder and close it. Run it through your embossing machine. Take the embossing folder to your sink and rinse off the ink with cool water. It’s a super simple technique that really has a WOW factor to it!

Then just embellish your project!  For this particular project I used the Climbing Orchid Bundle (Stamp set and Framelit Die Cuts). The framelits will cut out all of the Orchids and different layers for the Orchids. I love that you can add as many layers as you like to the Orchids to give them depth and dimension. Fun set!  I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Have a great day!

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Climbing Orchid

Orchids are such beautiful and elegant flowers. So I was super excited to see the Climbing Orchid Stamp Set in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog! It was definitely top on my wish list! This set provides a unique ability to build up the orchids with as many or as few layers as you like.  And when you combine the orchids with new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper you have an elegant yet rustic look.

My daughter, Tiffany, actually came up with this design. We used it to create a variety of invitations for my future daughter-in-law’s upcoming bridal shower. My son and his fiance chose a rustic theme for their wedding so this set was perfect for creating their bridal shower invites! Of course, I loved my daughter’s design so much that I just had to recreate it! The Orchid Builder Bundle makes it easy to create beautiful cards like this! I used Very Vanilla for the base of the card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of one of the wood texture DSP patterns. There are a variety of different wood patterns in the DSP pack so play around with it and choose the pattern that you like best. Stamp some orchids on a scrap piece of very vanilla cardstock and cut them out. You can layer the orchids as much as you like! For this card I just used two layers…the flower and the yellow middle. Stamp the stems on your card and add the flowers. I also did a little heat embossing, with white embossing powder, for the sentiment. Then embellish as desired! You will love it!

 

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